If pets kept a diary...

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Glad you told me that, Chris, as I was thinking of using it for the quails when they go back into their indoor cages in Autumn. (Since I've got such a massive amount of it spare!) no problems so far with the girls, they've all got big tough feet. They're still a bit inclined to spook today, they've got used to walking around on it but were jumpy this morning when I went in the run. They had obviously all got togethere last night and decided the best thing to do was to get on and all lay their eggs early, by 9a.m, so I would let them out in the garden. They hadn't reckoned with the Flubenvet!
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Big Puss's Diary:

What a day! About a quarter to eight I squeezed through that funny hole in the wall to see what was for breakfast. Just settled down to eat when a noise startled me so I legged it back out through the hole, but I couldn't get outside as there was some tunnel thing against the hole.

Well I wasn't going to stay in there so quick as a flash I turned round and hurtled back through the hole. There was light beyond the food dishes, but when I got there, there was some funny hard clear stuff that I could see through but couldn't get through. So I hared back to the hole in the wall, only to realise the tunnel thing was still there.

Before I knew what was happening this great big net came at me from behind; well I wasn't having that! I spat and snarled and twisted and turned, knocking away a stick so something came down across the hole in the wall. This was even worse!! Now I couldn't see whether the tunnel thing was still there. SHE was holding the net against the wall, and was really struggling to keep me there as I lurched from side to side trying to get out of the net. I decided to try and bite my way out but SHE started pushing me with her foot. I wasn't having any of that so decided to risk the hole again.

Damn!! The tunnel thing was still there and it tipped up a bit so I couldn't scrabble back up the plastic. Next thing HE's put a metal grill across the hole and is telling me I'm a good puss. I'll give him good puss if I can get out of here! Then the tunnel thing goes up in the air which I don't like and I can see the caravan and other things passing by. HE puts it on the ground but tilted so I can't scrabble up to the grill. I try rocking it from side to side but I can't make it fall over and HE keeps telling me to calm down and be a good puss.

CALM DOWN! CALM DOWN??? I'm stuck in this plastic box, didn't finish my breakfast and haven't had my milk!!!

After a while the box thing is lifted up again and put flat. I can see down the yard but still can't get out. If I sit here quietly they might think I'm calm and open the grill so I can get out, but then there's a bang and it goes dark. There's a funny noise and some vibration and then it feels like we're moving. What's happening??? I don't like this but I'm Big Puss, so I'm not going to make a sound.

Then we stopped and suddenly it was light again and SHE said I was a good puss before lifting the box thing and walking off. We're indoors, but it isn't the caravan and it smells strange. SHE is telling another one my name and what happened this morning. The other one looked in the box thing and said she could see why I was called Big Puss. I'm a handsome lad I am.

Up goes the box again and this time it's put down quite high up. SHE's telling some others about my fight with the net - they seem to think it's very funny. Then SHE says, "He's quite wild and very angry although he was quiet all the way here and seems quite calm now" but another one said "I know his type, give him half an inch and he'll be out of there - we'd better warn the nurses" Warn the nurses??? What's going on? I'm not ill, I'm in my prime, at my peak. Haven't I got that simpering female in kitten twice since April??

SHE disappears and it all went a bit hazy after that. I seem to remember something pricking me and then I must have gone to sleep. I woke up quite a while later, feeling decidedly woozy so just sat quietly waiting for it to pass off. I wasn't feeling quite comfortable either but was too sleepy to work out why.

The box thing was lifted up again and suddenly SHE was there again, being told to keep me in this box thing as late as possible. They said I could have some food, but SHE said I'd be out of the box if she opened the grill, so I'd have to wait. I was STARVING, but she didn't seem to care. Then it all went dark and there was the funny noise and vibration and we seemed to be moving.

After a bit we stopped and then it was light again. HE turned up and put his finger through the bars to scratch my head. I thought better of biting it as I wanted to get out of the box. HE said I should stay where I was for a bit as HE didn't want the kittens to see me in the box. I should hope not!!! What about my street cred??? The wretched thing is a sort of pinky colour as well just to add insult to injury. Anyway they went away and left me.

OK, so I'm sat in this box thing a couple of feet off the ground and there's no one around. Let's have a go at this grill thing. H'mm, too hard to bite through so let's try giving it a shove although I expect it's locked shut.

It isn't!!! I'm free!!! Jump down carefully as I'm still a bit wobbly and I'll leg it off to the hiding place in the field. But I'm hungry and thirsty and SHE used to put some food and milk outside so I'll risk going to have a look.

OH NO!!!!! SHE's come out of the caravan and seen me! I'd better scarper and hide. SHE's calling me, telling me there's dinner for me. A likely tale. I'll keep an eye on her from here. SHE's getting closer so I'll back off a bit, she's not getting me in that net or the box again. Oh wait, she's put something on the ground and walked away. Smells a bit like dinner. Let's creep closer and have a look.

Well SHE's gone and there's some dinner and a small bowl of milk. I'll get that down my neck and then I'm off! I'll go and see what I can find elsewhere.

Funny sort of day, bit traumatic and I'm still not sure what it was all about. I won't come back here for a bit though, my missus is still feeding the little kittens so she's not interested and that Daisy is still a bit young - she's not taken any notice of me so far so I'll have to give her a bit longer. Then I'll be back for some fun!
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Wonderful! Poor Big Puss!
Looking forward to the next episode, when he finds out what's happened to him .......
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Thanks Marigold. He's been seen around but not by me. It isn't unusual for us not to see hime for a few days, then he reappears thin and hungry. We have seen him about a mile and a half from here so his territory was quite extensive.
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Trog's Christmas Eve diary.

I was just lying quietly on the sofa, pretending to sleep but keeping an eye on those parcels under the tree in case the paper accidentally fell off any of them, when She sneaked out if the room. I listened carefully for Food Sounds, but She didn't go into the kitchen, She went up into the bedroom, opened a drawer, got something out and started cutting up paper. I sniffed the air speculatively. Yes, definitely that unforgettable smell of Squeaky Toy from Pets at Home! I appeared silently at her side just as she was finishing wrapping it up. She was amazed to see me and said 'How on earth did you know what I was doing?' I don't think humans are very bright, they don't seem to have noses and ears that work like dogs do. She put the parcel under the tree, so I knew it was for me.
Then She switched on the telly. It was a horror movie called The Gruffalo's Child about a monster, a mouse and various terrifying animals. It was nearly as bad as Frozen Planet with David Attenborough and all those orcas and polar bears. I did some barking and tried to warn them both about the danger but they just laughed and She took my photo watching the most terrifying bit. I bet I have dreams tonight. Serve Her right if I keep everyone awake.

Still, I'm looking forward to my present tomorrow. I'm hoping to beat my record for total destruction of a fluffy squeaky, which at present stands at 6.75 minutes from ripping off paper to disabling squeaker and eating the nose. One year when I was a puppy I made the tactical mistake of helping Them unwrap the pile of presents overnight, to save trouble in the morning, but boy, was I in the doghouse! I don't want to do anything to jeopardise my Christmas dinner tomorrow, it's the only decent meal all year, real turkey (don't tell Marigold, she's a bit sensitive about eating poultry, she prefers mealworms, no accounting for tastes I suppose.)
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Enjoyed that tale Marigold. Let us know how long the squeaky toy takes to stop squeaking.
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Trog's Christmas Day
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What are we waiting for?
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At last!
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Got the Sellotape off!
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Five minutes later! I can't understand why She doesn't give me one of these more often!
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Marigold, I'm not quite sure whether that expression in the last photo is saying 'I'm really disappointed with that!' or 'just go away and leave me alone with my new toy!'

My dogs enjoyed ripping up all the paper more than playing with what was inside!
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So cute Marigold and 5 mintes is the new record then?
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Marigold's diary, April 19th

Very strange things have been happening here the last two days. We were let out into the garden for a nice long time a couple of days ago, and there were bumping noises from in the run, though we were too busy scratching up the new grass to take much notice. At last she rattled the corn box and we all piled back in.
We were astounded! The coop had vanished! We all walked around the corner where it should have been, clucking to each other in amazement.
Saffron kept on flying up into the air space where it should have been.
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But she couldnt find it.
So Nutmeg told me to get on and eat our tea, whilst Saffron and Ginger, the young pullets, went on searching for the coop. We tucked into the corn in our mash, and at last they found it, in a different corner of the run where nobody had thought of looking!
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Saffron was dying to lay an egg, but she couldn't find the way in, because the coop was somehow facing the other way round. Luckily she is pretty bright for a Leghorn, and at last she bolted inside, found the nest box and laid her egg. This was helpful because she could show the rest of us where to go when it was roosting time.
Today we were let out on the grass again which was great, and when we got back in things were different. All the tarpaulin sides had been rolled up, so we could see out all round. I suppose she must think the warm weather has come. We shall see.
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